American Savings Foundation awards grants to New Britain, Plainville programs

Published on Friday, 16 April 2021 11:18
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – During the first board meeting of The American Savings Foundation’s 25th year, the Board of Directors announced they will be awarding 22 Community Grants totaling $77,000.

Programs serving several area towns, including New Britain and Plainville, will receive these grants to further help the community. In keeping with the foundation’s mission, Community Grants will support programs and organizations that strengthen the community through education, human services and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth and families.

The first Community Grants announced by the American Savings Foundation include:

The Judy Dworin Performance Project for ColorFields in partnership with New Britain Museum of American Art was awarded $2,500. ColorFields will feature dance performances inspired by the paintings of Helen Frankenthaler and take place in Walnut Hill Park.

Rebuilding Together New Britain will be granted $5,000 for no-cost home repairs to low-income homeowners in New Britain.

The Plainville Community Food Pantry was awarded $7,500 to assist less-fortunate individuals in Plainville and surrounding towns on their way back to financial independence.

The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra will be granted $1,500 for a program where high school musicians practice along-side and perform with professional musicians.

Community Grant requests range from $250 to $5,000. The next deadline for requests is Oct. 14, in which decisions will be made in December. Online applications are available at

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Plainville on Friday, 16 April 2021 11:18. Updated: Friday, 16 April 2021 11:38.